President Muhammadu Buhari has received the tragic news of the murder of a number Nigerian Muslim pilgrims on their way to Kaolak, Senegal, when the buses conveying them came under gun attack in Burkina Faso.
A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Garba Shehu, says he expressed his condolences and prayed for the safety of other Nigerians stranded there.
The statement obtained by Oyo News said the Nigerian Government will make every effort to secure the mortal remains of the deceased and the survivors of the attack.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Nigerian Embassy in Burkina Faso, is engaging with the Burkinabe authorities and awaits the outcome of their investigation of the unfortunate incident, and if necessary, to ensure that all culprits are appropriately sanctioned.
Meanwhile, the President has also condemned the attack on vigilantes at Yargoje forest in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, where many lives were lost.
The insurgents ambushed a convoy of vigilantes in the forest as they went to recover stolen cows leading to the killings.